A few weeks ago we visited our friends at the home they rented in The Villages in Florida. It was a nice break from winter. The bird watching was pretty good, too.
One late afternoon on our way to get dinner we spotted a pair of Sandhill Cranes feeding on a lawn.
As we rounded the corner we could see that a woman had come out her front door with two small dogs, ready for their walk.
The pups spotted the cranes and went ballistic.
Rather than take flight, the cranes became alert, stretching to their maximum height.
They proceeded to have quite a fit, honking and flapping and hopping (the other crane was close to a street sign, which prevented attractive photos).
The woman wisely took her dogs in the opposite direction.